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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 14, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, our non-Jewish colleagues get an introduction to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.
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Apr 13, 2014 — The wide, wide world of multiplayer online games can be intimidating for the would-be gamer. Here's how to meet great people and avoid the trolls.
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Apr 13, 2014 — Three words that start with the same letter will be presented in a group. Find a word that shares the same first letter as the three, and that can follow each word to forma new compound word.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Morris — whose latest film, The Unknown Known, is about Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld — answers three questions about Rooney, who died Sunday at 93.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Admit it, you spend too much time on the Internet. Never fear— all that procrastination should pay off in this final round, in which every answer features the letters "N-E-T" in consecutive order.
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Apr 10, 2014 — You've probably heard the jingles for products like Kit Kat and McDonald's hundreds of times. But can you recognize them when Jonathan Coulton sings them — in Italian? Buona fortuna!
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Apr 10, 2014 — The films A Clockwork Orange and 50 First Dates don't have much in common, except in the world of Ask Me Another. Go bananas in this game and think up films whose titles contain the name of a fruit.
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Apr 10, 2014 — It's often said that winners write history. Well, they also helped us write this game. We'll give you four major award winners—your job? Tell us the name of the prize they share.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Some animals are named after other animals, which makes no sense. This game asks you to to defy logic and remember the names of creatures like "elephant seal," whose names are two animals in one.
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